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Parish Guild of St. Stephen    March 22, 2017

NEW ALTAR SERVERS

 

 

“How good to see some new altar servers at our Sunday 8 am Mass.  They are Tristan, Mishka, and Lance’s younger brother, Orly.  We are delighted to have their services for our Masses.

If there are other young (or not so young!) people who would like to join the altar servers’ group, they would be very welcome.  Please speak to Father Anthony or one of the senior servers.”

   
 

Guild of St. Stephen for Altar Servers

History

The Guild of St Stephen is an International Organisation of Altar Servers founded in England in 1904 by Father Hamilton McDonald when he formed a Society of Altar Servers at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in London.

In 1905, Pope Pius X gave his approbation to the Canonical establishment of the Guild at Westminster Cathedral and in 1906, the Sacred Congregation of Rites made the Guild an Archconfraternity prima primaria enabling all the parish branches to be linked with it.

The Guild spread, and in 1934, Pope Pius XI enabled all Guilds of Altar Servers throughout the British Commonwealth to be affiliated with the Archconfraternity at Westminster.

 
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God our Father, Shepherd and Guide, look with love on Francis, your servant, the pastor of your church. May his word and example continue to inspire and guide the Church and may he and all those entrusted to his care come to the joy of everlasting life. Amen.

 


 

 

 
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